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Art of Don Ca Tài Tu Music and Song in Southern Viet Nam

Language: English
Available in:»English»Vietnamese

Performed at festivals, death anniversary rituals and celebrations, Don ca tài tu is a musical art that evokes the people's life and work on the land and rivers of southern Viet Nam. Instrumentalists and singers express their feelings by improvising, ornamenting and varying the ‘skeletal melody' and main rhythmic patterns of these pieces, based on twenty principal songs and seventy-two classical songs. Don ca tài tu is handed down through oral transmission, based on imitation, from master to student.

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Place/region: Viet Nam, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Nguyun Kha
Publisher: Vietnamese Institute for Musicology
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Rights: Vietnamese Institute for Musicology

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Original: Video.MOV
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2013-0073300005
Source ref.: DOC:0073300004/CAND:00733
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Vietnamese Institute for Musicology